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  • Obituary - Latest Current Affairs
1. 

The Renowned Space scientist who passed away in Bengaluru, recently.

A. Mylswamy Annadurai
B. M. Y. S. Prasad
C. SK Shivakumar
D. K. Radhakrishnan

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

Former Director of Indian Space Research Organisation Satellite Centre (ISAC), SK Shivakumar died at the age of 66 in Bengaluru. He hailed from Mysuru, Karnataka. He was part of the team which had developed telemetry system for India's first moon mission Chandrayan - I. He served as the project director for India's first indigenous Deep Space Network Antenna at Byalalu. He also led the team of 2,500 engineers which contributed to ISRO's Mangalyaan Mission. He contributed in several missions like Bhaskara, INSAT, IRS-1B and IRS-1C. He also served as the director of ISRO Telemetry, Tracking and Command Network (ISTRAC). He was Padma shree awardee and also honoured with Karnataka Rajyotsava award (2008).

2. 

Renowned poet Pradeep Choubey passed away recently. He is famous in which language?

A. Hindi
B. Sanskrit
C. Bengali
D. Urdu

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

Renowned Hindi poet Pradeep Choubey passed away of a cardiac arrest. Choubey (70) was the younger brother of celebrated humorist, satirist, and poet Shail Chaturvedi. Besides humour, he was famous for satirical comments on the system.

3. 

Malaysian Arie Irawan passed away at the age of 28, he belonged to which sport?

A. Badminton
B. Cricket
C. Tennis
D. Golf

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

28 years old Malaysian golfer Arie Irawan passed away by 'apparent natural causes' in his hotel room at the Chinese resort island of Hainan. He was born on 21st August 1990 in Selangor, Malaysia.He had been competing in the PGA Tour Series-China's Sanya Championship where he missed the cut but remained at the Sheraton Sanya Resort across from Yalong Bay Golf Club.He turned professional Golfer in 2013 and won two Asian Developmental Tour events in his seven-year career.

4. 

South African Nobel prize awardee, Sydney Brenner passed away at the age of 92 in Singapore recently, he belongs to which field?

A. Economist
B. Physicist
C. Biologist
D. Psychologist

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

South African Born biologist, Sydney Brenner passed away at the age of 92. He was born in Gauteng, South Africa. Brenner made contributions to work on the nature of genetic code and other areas of molecular biology. He Shared a Nobel Prize in 2002 in Physiology with Bob Horvitz and John Sulston for developing a tiny transparent worm into a test bed for biological discoveries.

5. 

Name of the noted economist who passed away recently.

A. Jayati Ghosh
B. Viharidas Gopaldas Patel
C. Jagdish Bhagwati
D. Abhijit Banerjee

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

Viharidas Gopaldas Patel, noted economist and 'Father of Entrepreneurship Movement' in India, passed away on 4 April after a brief illness. In 2017, the Government of India had decorated him with a Padma Shri for his contribution to the entrepreneurship movement. He had set up the Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDII) in Ahmedabad in 1983.